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College of Health and Human Services Academic Advising & Resource Center

Global Issues

Global Issues (G) Courses

Three (3) units required

  • Global Issues courses:
    • Introduce cultures and places beyond the boundaries of the USA
    • Provide an opportunity to explore worldviews that often contrast greatly with those of our own Western tradition

Finding Global Issues Courses

  • Go to the Schedule of Classes
  • Choose the appropriate term
  • Click on the “GE Requirement” button
  • Scroll to the bottom, under “Additional GE Course Requirements”
  • Click on “Global Issues” to view all courses that satisfy the global issues requirement

Finding Global Issues courses that fulfill a specific GE category

  • Go to the Schedule of Classes
  • Choose the appropriate term
  • Click on the “GE Requirement” button
  • Click on the GE category that you are missing (example: Literature – GE Category C2a)Note: All courses listed satisfy the literature requirement, but not all are global issues.
  • On the right side, look at the “GE Designation” for each course.  Courses that have a “G” or “Global” satisfy both your global issues requirement and GE literature requirement.

Finding Global Issues courses that “double count” as Global Issues & Capstone

  • Go to the Schedule of Classes
  • Choose the appropriate term
  • Click on the “GE Requirement” button
  • Scroll to the bottom, under “Additional GE Course Requirements”
  • Click on “Capstone – Interdisciplinary”
  • On the right side, look at the “GE Designation” for each course.  Courses that have a “G” or “Global” satisfy both your global issues requirement and one capstone requirement.
  • If needed, you may also search in the “Capstone – Advanced Skills” and “Capstone – Service Learning” categories to find a global issues/capstone course.

Finding Global Issues & Capstone courses that fulfill a specific GE category

  • Go to the Schedule of Classes
  • Choose the appropriate term
  • Click on the “GE Requirement” button
  • Click on the GE category that you are missing (example: Literature – GE Category C2a).
  • To find capstone/global issues courses, look at the “GE Designation” for each course (on the right).  Courses that have the following designations are capstones:
    • I
    • S or Serv
    • A or A-Cap
  • Courses that also have either a “G” or “Global” satisfy your GE literature requirement, one capstone requirement, and your global issues requirement.